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Aaron Lawson

Associate

I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history and philosophy from Gettysburg College and received my J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School. I am part of the firm's Appeals and Issues practice group.

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Curriculum Vitae

AARON LAWSON is a member of Edelson PC’s Issues & Appeals Group. Aaron regularly litigates complex issues in both trial and appellate courts, focusing on jurisdictional issues and class certification. Aaron has argued appeals in four federal Courts of Appeals. Aaron’s practice focuses on consumer fraud, including false advertising, and data security. In addition to his work at Edelson PC, Aaron serves on the Privacy Subcommittee of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section, and edits the yearly treatise produced by the subcommittee.

 

Prior to joining Edelson PC, Aaron served for two years as a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Aaron graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, which he served as a Managing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.
 
Representative Cases:

  • Beaton v. SpeedyPC Software, No. 13-cv-08389 (N.D. Ill.). Won and successfully defended class certification in case involving allegedly fraudulently advertised computer software.
  • In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., 326 F.R.D. 535 (N.D. Cal. 2018). Case challenging Facebook’s collection of data about user faces.
  • Robins v. Spokeo, No. 10-cv-5306 (C.D. Cal.). Helped achieve landmark decision affirming the ability of plaintiffs to bring statutory claims for relief in federal court.
  • Eichenberger v. ESPN, Inc., 876 F.3d 979 (9th Cir. 2017). Litigated jurisdictional and interpretive issues in case involving allegedly unlawful disclosure of consumer data.

Publications:

  • Rethinking Healthcare Data Breach Litigation, Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association, Vol. 27 (Winter 2017-18) (with Jay Edelson)
  • Educational Federalism, 2013 B.Y.U. Educ. & L.J. 281 (2013)

 
*Aaron is a member of the Illinois and California bars.

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